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Jimi Z.

17 Reviews
Ashland, MA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Bachelor of Music from New England Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jimi Z.

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Learn the formulaic approach to Pop Song writing that has been used since the Beatles era. This approach has been successful in many artists success in all pop genres.

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*****SPECIAL MESSAGE REGARDING COVID-19 FOR NEW STUDENTS WANTING TO STUDY IN PERSON AT THE ASHLAND, MASSACHUSETTS MUSIC STUDIO: We are excited to announce the return of in person lessons for those students wanting them. Because of the evolving changes that the Corona Virus gives us progressively

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Rakeen
Some people might fare better with this instructor. More chatting than instructing. Usually telling stories trying to sell himself and talk about how great he is. Delusional ideas about your relationship. Accusatory. Takes things personally. Burns bridges. Claims to be a vocal therapist but doesn't do any vocal therapy. Can provide bad advice and medical information.
Jim
This was my first piano lesson in 50 years. It was everything I hoped it would be... intellectual, fun, relaxed... and it filled me with hope that I could finally make something out of a musical instrument I left in the dust so many years ago. Jimi is wonderful to talk with and work with. This was beyond my expectations.
Dan G.
I’m 80 years old and play sax in a Senior band. I signed up for several lessons with Jimi Z. to improve my tone and breathing. I think Jimi did a great job with me, and I recommend Jimi for sax lessons. Dan Ginsberg
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Jonathan W.

Millis, MA
Starting at $25
  • BA - Piano Performance; BA - Composition from University of Hartford - Hartt School
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jonathan W.

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Hello future songwriter! My name is Jonathan and I am excited to help you along your path to getting those original song ideas onto paper and into the world! I am Classically trained and have a degree in composing music. With these insights I have an initiative in qualification for writing songs as I already offer lessons in composition. I have written music for myself, for other people, and for different instruments and organizations.

You can expect to learn about chords and harmonies as well as how to use a multitude of tools and insights to further your musical endeavors. I will carefully instruct you, offering unique insights that will boost your originality and offer different perspectives and approaches to what you have already. That being said you can expect to become more than a songwriter but a musician!

About Jonathan

Jonathan Weir graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Hartt School of Music with a degree in Piano Performance and Composition. Jonathan has been playing Classical Piano since a young age and has studied under Maggie Francis, piano faculty at the Hartt School. The discovery of Classical Piano also led hi

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Jeff B.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Math Major / music minor from Moorpark College
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jeff B.

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Composition, Arranging, Chord Progressions, Music Theory, The Many Ways to Write Songs.

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I Teach All Ages, at All Levels: Music Theory, Composition Lessons, Arranging for Horns and Voice and Strings, Soloing, Improvisation, Classical Technique, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Latin, Funk, Country, Folk, and much much more!

I have been a professional musician all my adult life, teaching thousands of students over a span of more than three decades!

I am a published contributor to the #1 best-selling Jazz Theory book "Jazzology" (published by Hal Leonard - the world's largest music publisher), in addition to having almost 20 books published on the subject of theory and technique! I also have many many professional recordings of songs that I've written to my credit that you can listen to online anytime!

In order to write songs, you need theory. I have authored the following Music Theory books (available on Amazon):

"MODALOGY - scales, modes & chords: the primordial building ...

About Jeff

People study subjects for a great number of reasons, consequently I customize my lessons to each individual student's needs and wants. We learn different ways. Some of us are more visual, some more tactile, some more intuitive, some more cerebral, etc. Understanding this allows me to adapt to eac

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George
Jeff brent is an amazing Musician and teacher as well as a man who cares about his students, His systematic approach enables the student to go as far as they want! He worked with my daughter who played violin and piano with Jeff. Eventually she was writing music and was second chair violin at RCC Community College. Her Piano was amazing as well. She also helped other students in high school and college. She loves music like her mentor Mr. Brent. I have also been a student of Jeff fo about 12 years. At first I knew nothing about music except I loved it and I wanted to share music with Itzel.Now, I play Guitar and I am learning how to play saxophone as well. I am also a teacher at RUSD and I use my music to help my children learn how to learn phonics vocabulary story structure and how to write a song. Music in the class really is a game changer and it really inspires my children to learn vocabulary and language skills. Now, I am a gigging musician and I have played in bands coffee houses restaurants and even the streets. I love all of it. Now I am beginning to write songs and I am looking forward to my next chapter in my Musical Journey. Music is a huge part of my life and it fills me with hope and joy everyday of my life. Thank you Mr. Brent, You are a teachers teacher and I am so blessed to have you in my life. Mr. Brent you are one of the best!
Harvey
Fun, friendly, super knowledgeable. All around great teacher!
Will
Jeff will teach you how music works in a way that is easy to understand. You’ll be happy you chose him as your teacher.
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Matt B.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1990
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Matt B.

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Want to write songs with interesting melodies and chord changes?

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I have been teaching guitar to students on the East and West Coasts of the United States for over 20 years. I was always interested in music and made my first “recording” at the age of 2 and a half. I got serious about playing the guitar when I was 10 years old after hearing the legendary Randy

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Eric T.
I never been musically inclined and have trouble comprehending the structure of music theory. I like working with Matt because he has a fun and unique way of breaking things down into layman's terms.
Mark W.
Matt is the best instructor I’ve had . He’s great at explaining things at your level . It’s honestly like hanging out with a friend that is super talented.
Errol
Matt is a great teacher, and the biggest music history expert i've met. His passion for music and teaching really shines through his teaching!
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Natalie L.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Natalie L.

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I'm a songwriter and musical theater writer (ASCAP, BMI Workshop) with over 15 years of experience crafting songs and 12 years experience teaching. My work has been performed in New York Off-Broadway, Nashville, and L.A.

Songwriting lessons are in some ways similar to Composition Lessons (see "Composition") with a focus on popular songwriting, including musical theater and commercial music. You will learn about harmony and form, but lyric writing and also how to tell a story through song. You will also work on how to create a catchy hook, how to keep your song focused and clear, how to create a "turn" at the end, and how to grab and keep the listener's attention.

About Natalie

Natalie is a NYU and BMI Workshop trained composer of songs, musicals, and concert music who has helped many songwriters find their voice and fine-tune their skills. She is particularly adept at identifying what is keeping a song from working (whether it be music, lyrics or both) and helping writers

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Kayla R.
My daughter is really enjoying the lessons with Natalie!
Anthony Novak
Great instruction! Have Natalie be your teacher!
Nicole M.
She’s really amazing
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Allison J.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Allison J.

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First and foremost, music should be fun! I am an experienced piano, voice, and songwriting teacher with 20 years of experience teaching and in the music industry as a whole. I'm also the author of the songwriting workbook, How To Write A Song On The Piano, published by Willis Music & Hal Leonard. Being part of the music education community is very important to me. I know how beneficial it is to each individual and that is something that can have a hugely positive impact in each of our lives. In my lessons, I create individualized lesson plans around each of my students goals and aspirations. Those plan include but are not limited to sight reading, music theory, ear training, performance techniques, mic technique, songwriting, sight singing, classical piano, pop piano, and artist development. I'm looking forward to getting to know you and help you with all your music goals!

About Allison

Allison J. is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, pianist, performer, producer, teacher, and author. Her musical journey began at the age of 7 when she began to teach herself the piano. She took that passion, talent, and determination and turned it into her own mini music empire that exists today.

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"Greg is a master of music theory and knows about all the practical applications of guitar and bass. He is just a plain good guy too!"
Wylie
Took Songwriting lessons from Greg C.
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"Excellent with both songwriting and singing."
Ben
Took Songwriting lessons from Maria S.
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"I was really nervous about my performance of an original pop-song for my concert coming up in school. Things weren't working out with my previous teacher and that's when I found Taylor! She guided me through pairing the music with my lyrics, but in a way that really made me feel confident in what I was making! Taylor is super fun and easy to work with and when we weren't writing... we were cracking dad jokes! XD I performed the song at my school concert and I couldn't have been happier with the result! I definitely recommend Taylor and want to work with her soon again :3"
Rebecca (Becky)
Took Songwriting lessons from Taylor A.
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"Eric is very helpful when working with you on original music He is motivated and ensures that you approve of the direction/style the song is going in. I highly recommend him for anyone who needs assistance with songwriting."
Lauren Cassidy
Took Songwriting lessons from Eric J.
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"She’s a great teacher and super creative! Mady is great to work with and is a super talented songwriter."
Stephanie
Took Songwriting lessons from Madyson W.
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"Chrissy is very helpful and informative and creative and supportive, with much positive feedback for my songs. She brings out the best in me and gives me much hope and inspiration. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Chrissy S.
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"I have gone through three to four teachers in my musical journey and none of them have ever compared to Peter. He never fails to astound me with his composing, playing, and production abilities.
I have been his student for about three and a half years now and I don't plan on changing that anytime soon. I look forward to my lessons because he makes every second exciting and valuable. Whether he is teaching piano, technique, songwriting, theory or voice, his passion radiates through and is extremely contagious.
He has not only substantially improved my playing and technique, but also introduced me to songwriting, which has immensely changed my life and I owe all my success to him.
Peter is not only my piano teacher, but my role model, mentor and big brother. He has always been there to pick me up and regain my confidence after the performances that weren't my best. Being a teenager, it's easy to doubt my talents, but Peter has always been the one to remind me of my abilities and send me in the right direction.
He is the most dedicated and patient man I know. He is always willing to work around my schedule, even though he lives an hour or two away from me. He never becomes upset, or at least he never shows it, when I butcher his compositions or don't get a piece right the first time.
I am overjoyed and blessed to have found such an amazing piano teacher and mentor."
tara
Took Songwriting lessons from Peter D.
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"Very professional & knows his craft well

Amazing - the vast experience & knowledge present themselves with just the first lesson!"
Karissa
Took Songwriting lessons from Lucian W.
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"great lesson. Excellent instructor"
David
Took Songwriting lessons from Josh L.
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"Enormous Student base an affirmation of an Enormously Successful Teacher

Fawn is a warrior for justice. She rights all the wrongs of other teachers bad coaching. She turned my sons bad piano habits around in just 2 lessons! My daughter's bad vocal habits changed after the first lesson! I have never seen anything like it. We are grateful to have found her. I now have confidence that my children are in the best hands possible. I love the energy she puts into her recitals and the enormous student base she has is an affirmation that she is doing great things in California!

-mimi"
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Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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